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Workforce Solutions Awards $4,000 to  
Lake Shore Baptist Children’s Center
 

Waco, TX – June 16, 2010.  Lake Shore Baptist Church Children’s Center Interim Director Jennifer Sulak knows the value of quality early care and education.  As a Texas Rising Star (TRS) Certified Child Care Provider, Lake Shore Baptist has proven that time and time again; and, to recognize their efforts, Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas Child Care Services honored  Lake Shore Baptist Children’s Center with $4,000 for the
purcha
se of educational materials
and
equipment.

 “We know that quality child care doesn’t happen by accident,” said Workforce Solutions Child Care Provider Services Manager, Tamera Carter, “and we are grateful for  Lake Shore Baptist’s service to the children and families in this community.” 

 According to the Bush School of Business, for every $1 invested in quality early care and education (ages 0-5) there is a return on investment of $3.50.  The impact is seen mainly through kindergarten readiness, higher grade level advancement rates, lower juvenile justice costs, and higher graduation rates.

 With the assistance of $100,000 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act quality child care funding, Workforce Solutions was able to support the Texas Rising Star Maintenance and Expansion Program.  A Texas Rising Star Provider is a child care provider that serves children whose parents qualify for a child care subsidy and that exceeds the State’s minimum Child Care Licensing Standards.   The program involves participation in comprehensive quality improvement components including: professional development opportunities for directors and teachers, mentoring, and the purchase of materials and equipment, all of which are based on needs identified through classroom evaluations.  In the Heart of Texas region, 25 licensed centers and homes are participating in this project.

 “We are thrilled with this opportunity to honor the important work that child care providers do every day,” said Julie Talbert with Workforce Solutions. “We understand, and we hope to help others understand, that investing in early care reaps many benefits to our communities and to our future workforce.”

 For more information on Workforce Solutions Child Care Services or early child care and education, visit www.HOTWORKFORCE.COM/ChildCare or www.ChildOneTexas.com.

 The Heart of Texas Workforce Development Board, Inc. is one of 28 local workforce boards located throughout the state. The board serves Bosque, Hill, McLennan, Limestone, Freestone and Falls counties. The primary goal of the Board is to meet the needs of Texas’ employers through locally designed employer-driven workforce development initiatives and services.

 Heart of Texas Workforce Development Board, Inc. • 254-296-5300 • http://www.hotworkforce.com
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to include individuals with disabilities. TTY/TDD via Texas Relay Service 1-800-735-2989 (TDD), 1-800-735-2988 (Voice)
 


Lake Shore Baptist Children's Center
5801 Bishop Drive
Waco, TX 76710

Phone: 772-6459
Fax: 772-2914

Lake Shore Baptist Church
5801 Bishop Drive
Waco, Texas 76710

Tel.: (254) 772-2910
Fax: (254) 772-2914

lbaptistchurch@hot.rr.com
 

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